|Human Rights in the Global Economy - JURD7384|
This course introduces students to the policies and legal principles operating in the global economy and their relationship with human rights. It examines the basic principles of international human rights law, with particular emphasis on economic and social rights, and analyses the impact on those rights of the global economic institutions and multinational corporations. Controversial issues will be explored, including the lending policies of the Bretton Woods Institutions (the World Bank and the IMF), the human rights impacts of the law of the World Trade Organisation and liberalisation of foreign investment in the Global South. The course studies and evaluates current initiatives for the regulation (and self-regulation) of transnational corporations in relation to human rights. Cases raising relevant human rights issues before the WTO's Appellate Body and before selected national and international courts and tribunals are studied in detail.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
Upon completing this course, it is expected that students will:
Class participation - 20%
Research essay - 40%
Exam - 40%